British Columbia Atheists

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British Columbia Atheists

This is for Atheists In British Columbia, Canada who would like to meet others.

Location: British Columbia
Members: 60
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2013

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Group for lower mainland atheists

Started by Jonny Marko. Last reply by Jonny Marko Dec 6, 2012. 6 Replies

Hey all,Just wanted to throw this out there... we had a great meetup in Abbotsford on Sunday, with 10 very friendly attendees from Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and other surrounding areas. We decided to…Continue

Tags: fraser, valley, group, meetup, atheist

Humanists in Vancouver and on the Island!

Started by Ian Bushfield. Last reply by Patricia Jul 13, 2012. 1 Reply

Greetings fellow West Coast Canadian freethinkers!For those living in the Greater Vancouver area, I encourage you to check out some of the events that the BC Humanist Association puts on:…Continue

Tags: Qualicum, Beach, Parksville, Nanaimo, Comox

Vancouver Atheists wanna help out?

Started by Dale. Last reply by Dale Oct 14, 2011. 2 Replies

Hey everyone, I am organizing a group volunteer event in Vancouver for the second half of November 2011. The idea is to volunteer as a large group at the Quest Food Exchange. I am also going to try…Continue

Christians pushing their politics in our own backyard....

Started by Jeremy Sep 21, 2011. 0 Replies

Just a little story about a mayor in Kelowna. Mayor Sharon Shepherd has been caught pushing Christian values in government. …Continue

Imagine No Religion Conference - May7th 2011 - Kamloops BC Canada

Started by Bill Ligertwood. Last reply by Jonny Marko Mar 4, 2011. 2 Replies

You are all invited to our first ever Atheist conference in the Interior of BC.May 7th 2011  Kamloops, BCCheck out the website for details…Continue

Things to do

Started by Chris Davies. Last reply by Jonny Marko Nov 16, 2010. 2 Replies

Last year my wife and I downloaded a bunch of atheist stickers from the web.Put them all together on a html page .I then went to Staples and bought some Avery sticker sheets and copied the sheet of…Continue

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Comment by Patricia on August 22, 2013 at 3:53pm

I enjoyed this.

An atheist's guide to the good life
By: PZ Myers

Do you know why atheists are so happy? Because they're the freest people on Earth, and their only responsibilities are to their fellow human beings, not phantasms.

Comment by Patricia on July 17, 2013 at 2:04pm
Comment by Spencer Lucas on May 1, 2013 at 7:56pm

If you haven't taken the Atheist Census, please do.  We need 4 more to reach 10,000 Canadians!

http://atheistcensus.com

Comment by Patricia on February 20, 2013 at 6:36pm

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Ride & Canadian Tenors performing for Queen Elizabeth!

Doesn't get any better than this....our very own Canadian Tenors along with our incredible Royal Canadian Mounted Police...can't get any more Canadian! EH?
Watch for a close up of the Queen; the expression on her face is priceless!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=e_m4Fjl...

Comment by Loren Price on December 17, 2012 at 7:51pm

I am the branch leader for CFI Okanagan and we are trying hard get things rolling all across the interior.  We have meetups in Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson, Penticton, Salmon Arm and Vernon.

If there is interest in getting something started in Prince George I would be happy to provide some resources.  I can be reached at okanagan at cficanada.ca

Comment by Patricia on December 17, 2012 at 1:29pm

Williams Lake here, & nothing for us either as far as I know, Mike.

Welcome anh143.

Comment by Mike Zacharias on December 17, 2012 at 12:59pm

Hi Everyone! I am just curious if anyone in Prince George knows of any meetings or groups that meet here? New to the site and would like to meet fellow like minded people around this area :) 

Thank You!

Comment by anh143 on December 17, 2012 at 12:27pm

Hello everyone, new member here and new atheist. Hubby and I moved from South Van to Surrey a few months ago but we are both transplanted Canadians. hehe Nice to be here!

Comment by Patricia on September 14, 2012 at 5:21pm
Science vs. Religion
Science vs. Religion
Photo: Jupiterimages / Getty

Rene and Anna Chouinard, a humanist couple in Grimsby, Ontario, want to distribute an book on atheism among students in Niagara -- just like the Bible is already being distributed. The District School Board of Niagara has refused, but the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has agreed to hear their case.

Rene and Anna Chouinard have three children who attend school in Niagara and they've already been fighting for two years to have the books Just Pretend: A Free Thought Book for Children or Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheistdistributed among students in the fifth grade.

The School Board has been rejecting the books on the grounds that they contain "inappropriate" material. In principle, that can be a reasonable objection, but it has to be viewed in the larger context of years of distributing Bibles. What in those books is more "inappropriate" than the sex and violence in the Bible?

"This is a solid decision by the tribunal that is good for society," Rene said after being granted a hearing. "We would like to see religion completely removed from the classroom." ...

"If they allow Gideon Bibles in the schools, then why can't other groups distribute their material as well," he said on Tuesday. "This is not fair for people who may believe in other religions." ...

"This case involves important issues of (Human Rights) Code interpretation, and could have consequences for school boards, students and parents across Ontario," the tribunal said in its decision.

Source: CNews

I think that this will come out as an obvious case of discrimination against non-Christians. There's nothing in the books that the Chouinards want to distribute which comes anywhere close to the sex and violence in the Bible. There's no way that any school board would be able to defend this sort of policy with these books.

So it will be interesting to watch what happens and see when, exactly, the school board lawyers recognize that they don't have a case based on these arguments and start shifting gears so they can argue something else entirely.

Comment by Sarah Walton on June 10, 2012 at 11:24am

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